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Alfred J Krumins
Number of games in database: 25
Years covered: 1935 to 1954
Overall record: +6 -8 =11 (46.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H E Atkins vs A Krumins  1-0451935OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
2. A Krumins vs P Rethy  ½-½461935OlympiadD05 Queen's Pawn Game
3. A Krumins vs M Napolitano  ½-½1211935OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. N Voinov vs A Krumins  0-1461936Munich OlympiadD00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Saemisch vs A Krumins  ½-½321946Augsburg 1stD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. E Zemgalis vs A Krumins  ½-½261946Augsburg 1stD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
7. A Krumins vs P Troeger 0-1241946Augsburg 1stC11 French
8. M Riedmiller vs A Krumins  1-0441946Augsburg 1stB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. A Krumins vs F Krautheim  1-0261946Augsburg 1stB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. K Ozols vs A Krumins  ½-½431946Augsburg 1stA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
11. L Schmitt vs A Krumins  0-1511946Augsburg 1stD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
12. P Tautvaisas vs A Krumins  1-0411946Augsburg 1stC07 French, Tarrasch
13. A Krumins vs A Rankis  ½-½361946Augsburg 1stC11 French
14. A Krumins vs L Skema  ½-½691946Augsburg 1stC11 French
15. A Krumins vs L Endzelins  0-1601946Augsburg 1stB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
16. R Palme vs A Krumins 0-1261946Augsburg 1stD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
17. A Krumins vs Unzicker  ½-½251946Augsburg 1stC29 Vienna Gambit
18. A Krumins vs R Arlauskas  ½-½311946Augsburg 1stB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
19. A Krumins vs L Dreibergs ½-½241946Augsburg 1stB40 Sicilian
20. F Nuernberg vs A Krumins  ½-½131946Augsburg 1stD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. A Krumins vs John B Payne  1-045195455th US OpenC15 French, Winawer
22. W A Bills vs A Krumins  0-123195455th US OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. A Krumins vs Bisguier  0-150195455th US OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
24. A Krumins vs Lombardy 0-120195455th US OpenB32 Sicilian
25. M Harrow vs A Krumins  1-028195455th US OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  GrahamClayton: Krumins was right up with the leaders at the halfway point of the 1954 US Open with a score of 4.5/5, but then lost his final four games to finish way down in the final standings.
Sep-29-18  mifralu: Olimpbase

has Alfrēds Krūmiņ in Munich 1936, but it should be < Edgars Roberts Krūmiņ >

Edgars Roberts Krūmiņ

Google Translation:
In 1926 he graduated from the 2nd Riga Gymnasium. In 1929 he entered the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Latvia, which he graduated in 1935 [1]. In the 1936/37 academic year, he was a mathematics teacher at a secondary school in the Latvian city of Cesvaine [2] [3].

In the early 1930s. moved to the number of the strongest Latvian chess players. The biggest success is the 3rd place in the championship of Latvia in 1934 (after the winners Fritz Apseniek and Vladimir Petrov). For this success, Krumins was awarded the title of Latvian chess master. He was the fifth chess player after Herman Matison, Apseniek, Petrova and Moshvy Feigin, who received this honorary title.

Represented the national team of Latvia at the largest team chess tournaments:

in the 1935 Chess Olympiad (spare);
in the informal chess Olympiad in 1936 (4th board) [4].

< Many chess editions (including the Internet portals, incorrectly stated that it was not Edgar who participated in chess competitions, but his brother Alfred Krumins (1911-1980), who also chess player [5]. >

In the late 1930s, Edgar Krumins fell ill and moved away from an active chess life. The last known tournament with his participation - the championship of Riga in 1940, in which he divided 11-12 places. There is no reliable information about his future.

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In "Tournaments of 1937" A.J. Gillam writes that <Edgars Krūmiņ> was entitled to play for the Latvian Championship in the 1937 6th Latvian Chess Congress, but did not play. Gillam does not say why Krumins did not play, nor does the Latvian Wikipedia article on this event.

As <Mifralu> has already pointed out, Krumins was awarded the Latvian master title for finishing 3rd in the 5th Latvian Chess Congress, and thus was entitled to play for the Latvian Chess Championship in 1937. This information is supported by these Latvian Wikipedia pages:

A.J. Gillam, "Tournaments of 1937" (The Chess Player 2016), p.19

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<hemy> has discovered that <Edgars Krūmiņ> did not play in the 1937 Latvian Championship because he was ill.

-"Krustamīkla. Sahs. Brid‍s", June 5, 1937, p. 12

Nov-29-18  nok: He had a relative who played basketball.

A big guy.

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  HeMateMe: Denny Krumins?
Nov-30-18  nok:
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